11 air traffic control jobs to go
Tuesday 4th August 2009, 2:59PM BST.
ELEVEN jobs are to be axed at air traffic control at Jersey Airport over the next two years.
Six posts will disappear ahead of a more automated system being introduced next year when the new control tower is operational, with a further five to follow in 2011.
The new system will make the role of air traffic control assistant redundant. Currently, 11 people hold that position and their jobs will be scrapped over the next two years.
Some of the staff will be redeployed elsewhere within the Airport or in other States posts. The staff members were formally told on Monday following consultation with unions.
Both voluntary redundancy and retirement packages will be offered with an assurance given that compulsory redundancy will be a last resort.
• See Tuesday’s JEP for full story.